Anna Del Conte is widely recognised as the doyenne of Italian cooking. Her books include Italian Kitchen, Cooking with Coco and The Classic Food of Northern Italy, which in 1996 won both The Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. She was also awarded the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
"Both for its value as the ultimate encyclopedia of Italian cuisine
and for the authentic deliciousness of its recipes, Gastronomy
of Italyis a book for food lovers of every every cuisine"
"Not quite the Italian Larousse Gastronomique, but a reasonably close contender." --Library Journal